>>58531>go tired of windows shopping
Well, I posted in the thread already but what I'd like to ask is: I'm sick of lurking around wondering, is there a device with e-ink that is not android that has no restrictions and can read cbz (and has text to audio synthesis) of which is the size of a typical manga and costs a bit under or around 100 usd?
They have weird offbrand Chinese ones that show up then immediately get bought, then show up on another seller, unless on ali, so with how much of an unfortunate bum I am I figured I'd just go ahead and ask someone.
About hacking, I figure would hacking brick it? Won't android's, though recommended, try to control you and also have planned obsolescence in their software design, even hardware design?
I've already used calibre to make all books txt so I can read them on any shabby device and even have my pocketgo v1 reading to me (that's a gp2x sort of thing, for emulation of old consoles really but it has text reading capability and text to audio) randomly (sounds bad really but it's a cool device to me anyway and it can show the text of course though it's a bit small for even normal reading I'd figure) but honestly manga I've never had a convenient small device for as tablets look bad when cheap on their sides in portrait mode.
Well, my overall point is that I know nothing about the weird offbrand ones if they often have no actual title but have a familiar hardware design. Do they have stores? They claim to have real e-ink and can read cbz, some claim it, but I just don't know.
The two types I keep staring at are this one and preferably this one as they come up a lot and that second ones seems to claim cbz and the other generally does not claim to be able to do it. I take it they are both bad but still. I assume they are both terrible in some way? These two designs that have no specific title nor name?
Also I don't like the idea of a touch screen.
I'm thinking that the pocketbook might be my best option and lurked enough to see someone claim most can do cbz? I'm reading and pondering ereaders_101, the wiki link, right now. It mentions not cbz in it though is nice to see.
I'm tempted to get an ancient barnes and noble one and forgo cbz as they can be dirt cheap and on their last legs but that'd be silly all things considered. I'd probably not…. actually probably not even if remade to be new. Cbz is kinda the whole point for me and cheap android tablets would seem best but last I tried that I needed to wear an eyepatch like a/as (a) pirate as they look bad on their sides due to cheaper lcd's, android tablets I've had. Also, again, they break easy. That and as add as I am, even if okay with being spied upon and such, really I'm not going to read if it can do anything other than reading, or manga viewing if that is not to be called reading, whatever, just as I'd not read for long on a tiny pocketgo v1 as it's going to tempt me to play games on it.
I don't really care about battery life also, though I figure that's an appeal, I have battery banks and solar panels stocked up, though it indeed lasting long would make me slightly less distracted by a constant wondering of the batteries percentage.
Also I know I could make it myself (the 'pi' soc route) but it'd be a terrible experience with how ham-handed I am and it'd not end up…sleek… even if it did work as a book reader. Is there a book reader OS I'm not aware of though that is not android for a pi (,or whatever name of system on a chip)? What do they do? Come with the driver for the e-ink? I'd not though, the last time I tried to make an umpc due to lack of funding I forwent trying a second (third really, but this post is too long as it is) try. It involved a cigar box that ended up quite demolished and the glue wasn't sticking on top of my having only a knife and drill to work with…I'm not in the mood to contemplate it in any case. I spent far too much on peripherals as it is to never use them for that rather failed experiment. I should buy lots of polymer clay but then that would harm the wallet when other priorities take precedence and I only get at most 400 usd per year, 200 at a time. I have another device I would like to get rather than just a book reader, hence the limit being half and half (yes it is a playgo (or perhaps an rg280v (or maybe an odroid-go-adance (or one of it's clones)))). tl;dr: see run-on sentence at the top asking if there are cheap no restriction cbz readers basically that are not android.